When you did the fuses did you watch which direction you put them back in?
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I have been saying this for awhile but Stabilant-22 which is not only a great signal enhancer but once all connectors are clean
99% Isopropyl alcohol is purest. Once the Stabilant is applied it will protect conductors for a Minimum. Of 12 years.
my uncle is a electronics designer and turned me on to this several years ago . Very clean and easy to apply .and many high tech
companies have been using this for Years. Just google it it has won Many awards .made in Canada I have tried almost everything
caig is greasy and not in the same league the Furutech nano fluid is conductive and only lasts a year or two usesshsrk oil .
stabilant -22 which has 25% Isopropyl in it, to help get into tight areas. NASA ,and a bunch of high tech,military companies use it.
I use it on AC all the time even though they don’t mention it no problems over 3 years and fantastic on Vacuum Tube pins after cleaned . I do use the Caig small and big foam applicators for the glue don’t fall apart the tip stays intact. The small ones re perfect for tube pins and sockets. Check them out !!
Tweek was a rip-off .the same Stabilant -22 myself and many top companies . it is excellent tweek used to dilute the Stabilant-22 ,with a 8-1 ratio.This is a fact.
Just buy Stabilant-22, amazon sells it. nothing out there as good NASA uses it as well as many high tech companies for Years and protects for over 12 years if contacts not removed once cleaned with Isopropyl alcohol. From system cables to tube pins and sockets they have won more awards then all the others put together .
i have tried them all ,not messy and is a signal enhancer, protector
for sure no BS .just go to their site and see just how many companies use it.
I have Stabilant but have not used it in years. I thought it kind of gummed up my connections, but I don't think I diluted it.
At any rate, the former splendor of my system has now returned and I am hearing just what I heard before my connection-cleaning foray. Go figure. Erik was exactly right. Thanks again for the input from you wise fellows.
I go with the 'you used too much' theory. Any of these products brush on and WIPE OFF. if you can see or feel it IT IS TOO MUCH LEFT ON. What is really wanted is a few molecules thick left on the metal. not enough to be swimming in the stuff.If you just wipe everything off with a paper towel. gently, wiping a few times each area.. Should get you to the right amount left on.To reach INTO male RCA, I use a Q-Tip puling most of the cotton off, then flatten it a bit so it will go in-between the barrel and pin. I would NOT try to clean inside the female RCA unless you slathered a lot into them. If so and need to clean in the female RCA, I suggest pipe cleaners.
I have been using Deoxit D5 cleaner and ProGold G5 Conductivity and Conditioning Enhancer for overs 10 years without any sound degradation. For future cleaning, I would recommend following kit that has everything you need to clean the contacts,
I just pulled out my tube of Stabilant and see that I have a 5 ml bottle of the "stuff" and another bigger bottle of what smells like alcohol. Am I to put the contents of the smaller bottle into the bigger bottle and then use that? Previously, I used the full-strength fluid on my connections. Thanks for you insights. Whitestix
I had the same problem with D5, i.e. washed out sound. However I also use what used to be called Deoxit Gold ( the company seems to be changing the names) and that was quite the opposite, i.e a big improvement in sound quality. As I understand it the D5 is a straight cleaning fluid, the Gold is a cleaner plus a contact enhancer presumably it adds in some kind of fluid which is conductive. Possibly what we both found was that clean contacts don’t actually sound that good or the D5 leaves some kind of film. Irrespective, I just added an application of Gold and was very happy.
Stabilant 22 appears to the equivalent to Tweek. It is about $60 for a vial of it which should last for years and years. Check out their website as users of it speak in glowing praise of it, including lots of technicians. I am just happy that my system returned to its former splendor. There is an old adage that says, "if it ain't broke, don't fool with it."